With my TE, I find myself looking to conserve in the packing department for two panniers and a rack pack. Have downsized my kitchen and my tent, but always looking for reasonable ideas to have room for extra food and water on long, empty route sections.
For those looking to do the same, this shelter site offers interesting options using 'cuben fabric.' Bit pricy, but ultralite and packable. Anybody had experience with this material?
Site sub posted in a Touring thread.